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Young Hammersmith Architects Compete in HUC Design Competition - October 30, 2012

On 25 October, a panel reviewed presentations from five groups of young, Hammersmith-based, architects. Early in the New Year, HUC will use one of the designs to build a new laundry and workshop block to the rear of Sycamore House. The presentations were all astonishingly imaginative and showed just how talented the competitors all were. The overall high standards left the judging panel with some very hard choices and after 90 minutes of debate they were only slightly closer to making a decision.

The competition was designed and organised by HUC’s retained surveyor, Mike McKernan of Hammersmith’s Bauhaus Property Co and he will be project managing the construction of the winning design.

You can learn more about the very talented Part 2 students who participated and see their designs for yourself.

The competitors were:

Hugh Broughton Architects
Emma Watson and David Roberts – presentation (pdf)
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Monika Jociute and Will Emmettpresentation (pdf)
Eddie Chen and Edward Robinsonpresentation (pdf)
SHH Architects
Mark Boyland and Jamie Irvine – presentation (pdf)
The Manser Practice
Adrian Gamblepresentation (pdf)


The Panel comprised of:

Mike McKernan
HUC’s retained surveyor, who runs Hammersmith’s Bauhaus Property Co
David Simpson
from Petch & Fermaud, architect of the new Sycamore House
Stuart Sessions MBE
Clerk of HUC and
Rita Nath-Dongre HUC’s Housing Manager

With a lot of help from Jackie Thompson, HUC’s prize winning gardener, Patrick McGuiness, our Maintenance and health and safety officer and Cathy Lehane, Sycamore House’s own scheme manager.

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